|Libertarian At-Large |
Councilor Ed Coleman
While the focus has been on whether the bill allowed guns to be carried into municipal sporting venues like Lucas Oil Stadium and Conseco Fieldhouse (an amendment apparently has addressed this by allowing ban for those facilities), the media is overlooking that Senate Bill 292 would override the Mayor's opposition to gun rights and invalidate the city ordinance banning guns in city parks.
This is the second setback for the Mayor's anti-gun rights position. The Mayor had also taken the position that the City did not have to follow the Second Amendment in its ordinances and policies. That position was overridden by the United States Supreme Court which said that states and local governments do have to follow the Second Amendment.
Here is the latest version of Senate Bill 292 that I can find on-line. It is on its way to conference committee to work out the differences between the passed House and Senate versions of the bill.